Web-Swinging On Broadway?

If I recall, I posted on the POSSIBILITY of the world’s favorite web-slinging superhero making his Broadway debut. The creative genius behind The Lion King’s transformation from screen to stage is teaming with the creative genius of U2 to bring us Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. I’m sorry, but this seems destined for failure. Julie Taymor took a well established Disney animated feature and brilliantly brought it to the stage. Bono and the Edge have had multiple hits for probably 2 decades. I know that the Last Son of Krypton made the leap to Broadway in the 60s in It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman but I’m just not sure that I would want a return to pure camp which I see this ending up becoming. If not, I will happily beg for a retraction. But for now, I’m not feeling greatly optimistic about this one.

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  1. derek Said:

    on March 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Err- no thanks. Superheroes belong in the comics, and other media where they can be done justice. I can just picture Spiderman breaking out in song after catching some criminals. It just seems…wrong.

  2. justj Said:

    on March 1, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I agree. There is no way they can do justice to a super hero on stage.

  3. jamiahsh Said:

    on March 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    AMEN…

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